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Vacheron Constantin 1910's Rare & Exquisite Art Deco Ladies Watch - Platinum Diamonds Sapphires & Emeralds

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1910 | No original box | No original papers
£4,226
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Basic Info

Listing code EC3CU8
Brand Vacheron Constantin
Reference number 8294
Dealer product code 8294
Case material Platinum
Year of production 1910
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Women's watch
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee
Price $5,141 (= £4,226)
Availability Item is in stock

Caliber

Number of jewels 18

Case

Case material Platinum
Case diameter 14 x 24 mm
Crystal Mineral Glass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Arabic numerals

Description

1910's VACHERON & CONSTANTIN Rare & Exquisite Art Deco Ladies Watch - Platinum, Diamonds, Sapphires & Emeralds

Very Fine & Exqusite - Beautiful Condition - 1 Year Warranty

The very fine and exquisite Vacheron & Constantin ladies wristwatch showcased in today's offering is an exceptional ladies watch and showcases why special masterpieces from this elite maker are sought-after by women of distinction, Hollywood actresses, and any lady desiring to wear a true world-class timepiece.

It was made circa the early 1910's at a time when V & C was producing far fewer ladies watches than they do today - watches this early are not often seen and rarely with this level of decoration.

Its case appears to be an unsigned contract case made for the U.S. market and possesses a beautiful level of artistic refinement. Our photos couldn't begin to do it justice.

Bejewelled with diamonds and sapphires set in platinum it has a very pleasing symmetry. It is decorated not only on the sides of the case but also the crown which features three diamonds; even the back shows the painstaking level of effort invested even in parts that are only seen by its owner. Equipped with a very high-grade V & C mechanism it unites inner and outer beauty.

Its movement is extremely finely crafted, on par in quality and craftsmanship with only the very top tier of watches by the likes of Patek Philippe and Vacheron & Constantin. It was originally crafted and adjusted to five adjustments for very accurate timekeeping.

Its bracelet seems to be a later addition because of its style likely paired with what appears to be the watch's original clasp.

It is in fabulous condition. Its stunning case, bejeweled with diamonds and sapphires, presents as better than near mint condition. It has one light pin prick indention on the back. On the wrist it presents as just short of mint.

Its dial shows only fairly mild aging. Wristwatches made this early in the eras before ubiquitious branding were often not signed on the dial.

Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). Please kindly note that even an extremely well-serviced watch of this age will not quite keep the same time as a modern watch.

Included with the purchase is a one-year our international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

Vacheron & Constantin:

As one of the finest names in watchmaking, Vacheron & Constantin commitment to quality and technical superiority is legendary. Long known for their highly-complicated watches, Vacheron & Constantin stands alongside Patek Philippe as one of the premier watchmakers in the world.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Vacheron & Constantin

Country of origin: Switzerland, presumably made for the U.S. market

Year built: c. late 1910's

Case no. 377,109

Functions: Hours and minutes

Designed for: Women

Case material: Platinum, diamonds, presumably synthetic sapphires

Case condition: Better than near mint with one light pin prick in the back. Presents as just short of mint on the wrist.

Case markings (inside): Unsigned, presumably contract case

Dimensions: 14mm diameter (excluding crown) by 24mm long lug tip to tip

Dial: Silver with black painted Art Deco Arabic indices, outer minute track, correctly unsigned, only fairly light aging

Hands: Steel, "moderne" style

Movement type: Extremely high grade, signed Vacheron & Constantin, rhodium-plated, "fausses-cotes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with 5 adjustments for greater accuracy

Movement markings: Vacheron & Constantin, 5 Adjustments, Swiss, Eighteen Jewels

Band: Likely later period vintage, sapphire and emerald with what appears to be the stunning original diamond clasp, fits a wrist up to nearly 8 inches and could easily be sized down, excellent condition

Note: The length can be adjusted by a jeweler

Crystal type: Mineral glass, original or vintage, very good condition with one sliver chip between three and four

Please inquire if you would like a new one installed.

Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $695 value). Please kindly note that even an extremely well-serviced watch of this age will not quite keep the same time as a modern watch.

Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art Microset III watch timer

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of four watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty..

Box/Papers: BOX - A custom watch presentation box from our company; PAPERS - A full page, laminated Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

SKU 8294

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